An Analysis of the History, Sociology, Theology and Future of the New Wine Movement

Goodwin, Bruce W (2018) An Analysis of the History, Sociology, Theology and Future of the New Wine Movement. Masters thesis, University of Gloucestershire. doi:10.46289/ADUV2075

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For tens of thousands of Christians in the United Kingdom, the New Wine Conference held in Somerset is a high point of their year. It has become an annual event to reinvigorate their spiritual lives. The wider New Wine Movement seeks to see ‘churches strengthened and renewed and demonstrate the good news of the Kingdom of God to all’. Despite the fact that it is now over twenty-five years old, up till now, no thorough scrutiny of the New Wine movement has yet been done. This dissertation is an attempt to redress this omission by undertaking a critical assessment of the history, sociology, theology and future of the movement. It is an inter-disciplinary analysis that crosses both historical and theological boundaries as well as sociological ones. Chapter one covers the birth of the movement, as well as the significant historical developments and challenges it has faced. Chapter two views the movement from a sociological perspective and makes comparisons with similar religious movements. Chapter three looks at its main theological distinctives and undertakes a close examination of three of its so-called values. No work of this nature would be complete without an assessment of the possible future for this movement, how it has changed and whether it will continue for many more years. This is the content of chapter four and chapter five summarises and concludes the thesis. The work is based on my own participant observation and interviews conducted with those familiar with New Wine and these are included as an appendix.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: New Wine Movement; New Wine Conference; Christianity; Spiritual renewal; United Kingdom
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creatives
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2021 13:55
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:54

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